Benalla Ensign : 2018-12-05
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PAGE 10—‘Benalla Ensign’, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 www.benallaensign.com.au The Anzac Commemorative Working Party is contributing a regular column — Coo-ee — highlighting events in Benalla’s history. In the 1870s, Benalla’s two medical men, Dr Nicholson and Dr Henry, took leave at different times, so as not to leave the town without a doctor.
However, it sometimes happened that one or indeed both would be called away to attend an emergency.
If that happened, anyone dying in circumstances that, by law, required an autopsy or a coroner’s inquest had to be kept unburied to await Dr Henry’s return.
Appointed in October 1870, Dr Henry was the Benalla’s Deputy LETTER TO THE EDITOR Enjoyable trip down memory lane I had the recent good fortune to borrow, from Benalla Library, a book entitled written by local identity, Milko; Dear Milkman, Charlie Castles.
It is a slim volume that covers his family history and the operation of Castle’s Barkly Dairy from the late 1940s through the ’50s and ’60s.
As a Wangaratta district teenager from that era, I remember Charlie as a talented bike rider competing at the ANA Weekend carnival.
Richie, his younger bother, was a footballer with Benalla.
Each chapter begins with a note from a customer that had been left for them on their milk rounds and many of these are hilarious.
Charlie shares a wealth of fascinating stories from a time when Benalla had three dairies and milk was home delivered daily by horse and cart.
I was enthralled and read the book in one sitting.
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